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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jolly impressive entry that!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely. The B&W shot is indeed very realistic. Good work on the camo nets!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks for the kind words, i'm only just starting to get a lighting/camera setting set up that I'm happy with, its interesting to see how many shots it takes before you get something decent. Thankfully we're in the age of the digital camera....

While the white background shot is probably the weakest (and is posed a little "Charlies Angels-ish") it does show each peice clearly, I probably just need to slow the shutter speed a tad to suck in as much light as I can. With a little luck I might be able to get a couple more decent shots before the due date, but at least my entry is "in".

As i said to Thomas in a PM, I might try fiddling with getting a sepia toned shot, but last night I really was just concentrating on getting decent shots, cropping them and getting them posted.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, well done (and the B/W image is cracking too, well done thomas!) Very Happy

now... how did you do the cammo netting? Wink

rob. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well that would be telling....


Very Happy Nah, No secrets here.

Prior to priming my model I mix up a bit of PVA with water (2:1 water to PVA is probably good enough) then I cut rectangles of Medical gauze (i use what looks like about 2mm mesh), probably more than is required for the peice I'm putting it on. Soak it in the PVA and then carefully arrange it so the weave opens up, At this stage it looks a bit rough. Be brave, all works out in the end, and if it doesn't, just soak the peice in water for a while and the PVA will let go.

Leave it to dry overnight. (no one ever said it was quick)

Once dry, trim the excess netting off untill it looks convincing, remembering to keep hatches and such reasonably clear of the netting.

Mix up more PVA and roll up a peice of tissue tightly, then with a SHARP blade slice it like you would a salami (or other small-good of choice), 1-2mm thick this should result in a long thin strip of nasal tissue, cut it into shorter strips then soak in the PVA then pick strands out of the glue with tweezers and apply to taste, I go for a draped look and vary the lengthsgo for a random sometimes clumped distribution rather than an even distribution of scrim.

Let dry for a good 24 hours before priming/painting. I use a grey auto primer, then I just paint the whole kit in basecoat, then drybrush the netting/scrim in a Kahki/ battldress brown colour, if the mood takes me i paint the scrim different colours, I've seen brown, green, black and bare hessian. The WW2 type nets I've seen, seem to be waterproofed with oil so they're quite dark.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking work the 1st picture reminds me of the film A Bridge too far were Michael caine is driving past the column of Brit armour

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, theres an idea, a carrier crew wearing top hats!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent stuff Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...marvellous Collings.
The guy with the cup is wonderful. It humanizes the setting.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Very Happy Dougie.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers for sharing your secret! i'll have to try that one! Very Happy

rob. Very Happy
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